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A compact Prehistoric Mimbres "flower" bowl

A compact Prehistoric Mimbres "flower" bowl


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1465568

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This is a great little bowl. It was carefully painted with pride. It measures 4" in diameter by 2" in height. The vessel has been professionally reassembled from three segments and the kill hole and break lines have been covered over. As you will note in the photos the small amount of restoration is not visible. Most authorities agree that the flower represents the white trumpet flower of the Datura vine. After flowering the vine produces round orbs with numerous small seeds enclosed. They were ingested by the shaman and are a strong hallucinogenic and would cause a trance state. When the shaman returned he would tell the people what he learned on the other side of reality and they would use this information to guide their lives. It takes 8 seeds to create this trance and one of the side effects is you might quit breathing and die. Beauty can be deadly so please do not experiment with these seeds.